Disinfo: Armed forces of Ukraine are under foreign control


The Supreme Military Command is not independent in decision-making and strategic planning - the armed forces of Ukraine are under the control of Washington and Brussels.


The disinformation claim above is part of a recurring narrative about the statehood of Ukraine, aimed at undermining the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as at portraying Ukraine as a Western puppet/buffer state.

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state which determines its own security and defense policies.

The United States supports Ukraine in response to Russia’s aggression in eastern Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea. Read more about US and Ukraine's security cooperation here.

Ukraine is a strategic partner for NATO in many areas. In response to Russia's armed aggression in Ukraine NATO has reinforced its support for capability development and capacity-building in Ukraine.

Similarly, the EU works closely with Ukraine and support the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence.

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  • Reported in: Issue 256
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/08/2021
  • Article language(s) Azerbaijani
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, US, EU
  • Keywords: Puppets, Ukrainian statehood
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